Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thoughtful About . . . A Merry Christmas!

This is the last post I'll have up before Christmas . . . and probably the last before I do a look-back-over-the-year on next Thursday. So first and foremost, I hope each and every one of you has a fantastic Christmas and that 2011 wraps up well for you!

Excitement is building around here! What presents have arrived are all wrapped--but I'm still waiting for the elves--i.e. the mail lady and UPS guy--to deliver a few. Yikes! Cookies enough have been baked to keep us, though we'll probably make some more over the next week. Our homeschool week is all but done, and we've squeezed a full week's worth of stuff into it. All that's left is some reading-to-her and two math lessons. Woot! We're going to celebrate its completion by watching the Christmas Carol movie that came out two years ago, the one with Jim Carrie and computer animation. I hear it's great. =)

A few highlights for me thus far came from my publishers. The one I still can't talk about yet sent out gifts to all their authors, and it was just so awesome to get that and realize I'm one of their authors! =) And then I got an email from my editor at Summerside that included the information that the cover model for Annapolis isn't a stock photo or hired model as I had assumed, but the friend of someone at Summerside--so cool! And better still, that the model has read and loved Annapolis, and her kids are now calling her "Lark." =) This greatly pleased the folks whose friend she is, and they too are reading and loving the book and referred to me as Summerside's own Jane Austen. Talk about making my day!

Well, my plans for the day involve getting the house ready to receive guests--and kitties--squeezing in some writing, and tying up any other loose ends so we can enjoy the Christmas break. Over which I'll hopefully get lots of writing-work done, LOL.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


  1. Merry Christmas, Roseanna! Praying you can share that news SOON :D.

  2. I like your new blog format. Nice.

  3. That's sweet of you. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too Roseanna. How many people (and kitties) are you expecting over? We hosted Thanksgiving so are having a quiet Christmas.

  4. Thanks, ladies!

    And Persia (love your name!), we're getting two kittens for our kids for Christmas, and will have our parents and a grandparent over on Christmas Eve. Not anything that requires stops being pulled out, but it would be good to have the mess picked up anyway, LOL.

  5. Sounds like you've been having a busy, albeit fun, time! :) My mom is still waiting for some "elves" to deliver packages, too, I believe. ;) I've got to do some wrapping soon!!

    Anyway, I just love that story about the cover model for Annapolis - so sweet! Congratulations on all your writing achievements, and have a very merry Christmas! :)


  6. What fun about the model for your book cover - that's special! :)

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Can't wait to read MORE of your get busy, lol! Love ya!